Museum of The Gorge

Visitor Information

The Museum of the Gorge is one of the ten Ironbridge Gorge Museums. The Museum of the Gorge provides visitors with a fascinating insight into the history of the Ironbridge Gorge and is a great place to start your visit to the World Heritage Site.

Discover more about the history of the Ironbridge Gorge and find out why, as a World Heritage Site, it ranks alongside the Pyramids and the Taj Mahal in its importance in world history.

The Museum of the Gorge provides a fascinating insight into the history of the Ironbridge Gorge and is a great place to start your visit to the World Heritage Site.

  • View what life was like in the Gorge in 1796 with the help of a giant 12 metre long model. Spot a Royal carriage crossing the Iron Bridge, the cargo on a Severn Trow and a tiny figure toiling in a coalmine.
  • Watch a film about the history of the Ironbridge Gorge
  • Discover more using interactive computers
  • Look at local iron products on display

You should allow up to 1 hour for a visit to the Museum of the Gorge. The Museum of the Gorge has a large gift shop selling a range of souvenirs. A number of public cafés and pubs can be found a short walk away in Ironbridge town. 

The Visitor Information Centre can also be found here and is open from 9am weekdays and 10am weekends.

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  • Open 7 days a week
  • 10am - 5pm